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School Snaps: KL Coding Cup by GIS

Recently, Garden International School (GIS) was delighted to host and win the first KL Coding Cup competition of the academic year! A collaborative coding initiative created by the GIS Computing Department, the event takes place 3 times each year and now involves five leading schools from across Kuala Lumpur. Originally quite a small event, the recent competition saw over 80 students participate and is set to go global with schools from across South East Asia and the Middle East set to run Coding Cup Competitions of their own.

Now in its second year, the KL Coding Cup aims to spark a passion for coding from an early age, and helps to give students a taste of what is possible with coding skills, with a strong emphasis on creativity, problem solving, and fun! What makes this latest KL Coding Cup competition particularly special is that was led by a student: Year 13 GIS student Nicole Choong guided a team of Sixth Formers to create the challenges, present on the day, and judge the competition. As a result of her excellent organisation and presenting skills, she has been asked to run the event for the South East Asia’s Computer Science Teachers Association (SEACSTA) which will be held in February 2020. Congratulations Nicole!

The next KL Coding Cup event will be held on Saturday 23 November at Sri KDU International School.We hope our GIS Dragons will reign supreme yet again!

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